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Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice : Neurologic Complications of Cancer and Its Treatment

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Neuro-oncology has evolved substantially as a clinical and research discipline over the past few decades. Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition provides clinicians from various backgrounds and levels of training with a reference to help focus the differential diagnosis, treatment strategy, and management plan for the cancer patient with neurologic symptoms and findings. The volume begins with an overview of the field of neuro-oncology and a review of the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of neuro-oncologic disease. Several chapters on interpretation and management of common neuro-oncologic symptoms follow. Subsequent sections contain chapters on the direct and indirect neurologic complications of cancer as well as complications of therapy. The final section focuses on the spectrum and management of neurologic disease in patients with cancer of specific organs. Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition is an important new work that aims to broaden and deepen the familiarity of clinicians with the range and management of neuro-oncologic diseases in order to improve the quality of care for cancer patients.show more

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  • Hardback | 636 pages
  • 210.82 x 281.94 x 30.48mm | 1,950.44g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2008
  • 82 Tables, black and white; XVI, 636 p.
  • 158829983X
  • 9781588299833
  • 2,434,351

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From the reviews of the second edition: "This textbook is a valuable resource for medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, as well as neurologists and neuro-oncologists dealing with these patients. ... Overall, the chapters are well organized, clearly written, fairly balanced, and reasonably up to date. ... I would recommend it as a learning tool to physicians in training (medical students, residents, and fellows) and for more experienced physicians as both a review/ update and a way to gain more in-depth knowledge and insight into the neurologic problems of cancer patients." (John C. Flickinger, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 73 (2), 2009) "The general organization of the book is logical and facilitates its practical and everyday use. ... Overall this textbook is very comprehensive and encompasses main neuro-oncological challenges. ... Schiff, Kesari and Wen have edited a very elegant and highly practical textbook, written by recognized authorities in their respective fields, which will be used by a wide range of medical and surgical specialists who are confronted on a daily basis with neurological manifestations of cancer in their practice." (I. Radovanovic and G. Zadeh, British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 100 (6), 2009) "Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice is the second edition of a multi-authored book ... . The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the management of the neurologic complications of cancer. ... The chapters are also all very well organized. ... this book is appropriate for all members of the neuro-oncology team, it will be most useful for the neurologist and medical oncologist caring for patients with systemic cancer. The tables are excellent. The neuroimaging is well chosen ... ." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 30, February, 2009)show more

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From the Reviews of the First Edition... ..".provides an excellent overview and introduction to the management of neurological complications of cancer. Well organized and succinct, it is easy to locate and utilize information..." - Neurology ..".an important resource for the medical oncologist, in the diagnosis and treatment of many neurological conditions caused by cancer... This book is original and is recommended for medical oncologists and radiotherapists, who will find it a useful guide to dealing with the neurological problems encountered in cancer patients." - Annals of Oncology "The editors and contributors are to be congratulated for producing a timely and comprehensive text of this rapidly evolving field. I strongly recommend Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice for neurologists, including neuro-oncologists... The practical nature and clear presentation of the text make the information very accessible to those in neurosurgery, medical and radiation oncology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology." - Annals of Neurology From the Foreword to the First Edition... This book gives a comprehensive analysis of how cancer affects the nervous system... It encompasses the experience of senior physicians actively engaged in neuro-oncology centers throughout the world... The broad scope of this book will appeal to physicians who are not specialists, but who want an up-to-date reference on all aspects of neuro-oncology. - Jerome Posner, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Neuro-oncology has evolved substantially as a clinical and research discipline over the past few decades. Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition provides clinicians from various backgrounds and levels of training with a reference to help focus the differential diagnosis, treatment strategy, and management plan for the cancer patient with neurologic symptoms and findings. The volume begins with an overview of the field of neuro-oncology and a review of the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of neuro-oncologic disease. Several chapters on interpretation and management of common neuro-oncologic symptoms follow. Subsequent sections contain chapters on the direct and indirect neurologic complications of cancer as well as complications of therapy. The final section focuses on the spectrum and management of neurologic disease in patients with cancer of specific organs. Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition is an important new work that aims to broaden and deepen the familiarity of clinicians with the range and management of neuro-oncologic diseases in order to improve the quality of care for cancer patients.show more

Table of contents

Part I. Overview 1: The Prevalence and Impact of Neurologic Disease in Cancer Evert C.A. Kaal*, M.D., Ph.D. and Charles J. Vecht M.D. Ph.D. Part II. Diagnostic Studies 2 Imaging neurologic manifestations of oncologic disease Arastoo Vossough, M.D., Ph.D., R. Gilberto Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D. and John W. Henson*, M.D. Part III. Neurologic Symptoms 3 Seizures and anti-epileptic drugs in neuro-oncology Michael Glantz*, M.D. and Julia Batten, APRN, MPH 4 Corticosteroids in neuro-oncology Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D., Nina A. Paleologos, M.D., and Nicholas A. Vick*, M.D. 5 Headache Robert Cavaliere*, M.D. 6 Confusion and delirium Augusto Caraceni*, M.D., Marco Bosisio, Ph.D., and Jane M. Ingham MBBS, FRACP 7 Cognitive dysfunction, mood disorders, and fatigue Elana Farace*, Ph.D. and Zarui Melikyan, Ph.D. 8 Cancer pain Sebastiano Mercadante*, M.D. Part IV. Direct Complications of Cancer 9 Brain Metastases Ahmir H. Khan M.D., Ph. D. and Lawrence Recht*, M.D. 10 Skull and dural metastases Herbert B. Newton*, M.D., FAAN 11 Spinal metastases Jonathan H. Sherman, M.D. Dawit G. Aregawi, M.D., Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D.and David Schiff*, M.D. 12 Leptomeningeal metastases Ayman I. Omar, MD, PhD and Warren P. Mason*, MD, FRCPC 13 Peripheral nervous system metastases Nicholas Butowski*, M.D. Part V. Indirect Complications of Cancer 14 Cerebrovascular complications of cancer Lisa R. Rogers*, D.O., Megan C. Leary, M.D., and Jeffrey L. Saver, M.D. 15 Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system Josep Dalmau*, M.D., Ph.D. and Myrna R. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D. Part VI. Complications of Cancer Therapy 16 Neurologic complications of radiation therapy Jean-Yves Delattre*, M.D., Daisy Chi, M.D., and Anthony Behin, M.D. 17 Neurologic complications of chemotherapy Jorg Dietrich, M.D. Ph.D. and Patrick Y. Wen*, M.D. 18 Neurologic complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Eudocia Quant, M.D. and Patrick Y. Wen*, M.D. 19 Central Nervous System infections in cancer patients Amy A. Pruitt*,M.D. Part VII. Neurologic Complications of Specific Malignancies 20 Neurologic complications of primary brain tumors Tracy T. Batchelor*, M.D., M.P.H. and Thomas N. Byrne, M.D. 21 Neurologic complications of lung cancer Suriya A. Jeyapalan*, M.D., M.A. and Anand Mahadevan, M.D., FRCS 22 Neurologic complications of breast cancer Willem Boogerd*, M.D., Ph.D. 23 Neurologic complications of female reproductive tract cancer Lauren E. Abrey*, M.D. 24 Neurologic complications of genitourinary cancer David E Traul M.D., Ph.D. and David Schiff*, M.D. 25 Neurologic complications of gastrointestinal cancer Jeffrey J. Raizer*, M.D. and Jeffrey Cilley, M.D.show more

Review Text

From the reviews of the second edition: "This textbook is a valuable resource for medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, as well as neurologists and neuro-oncologists dealing with these patients. ... Overall, the chapters are well organized, clearly written, fairly balanced, and reasonably up to date. ... I would recommend it as a learning tool to physicians in training (medical students, residents, and fellows) and for more experienced physicians as both a review/ update and a way to gain more in-depth knowledge and insight into the neurologic problems of cancer patients." (John C. Flickinger, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 73 (2), 2009) "The general organization of the book is logical and facilitates its practical and everyday use. ... Overall this textbook is very comprehensive and encompasses main neuro-oncological challenges. ... Schiff, Kesari and Wen have edited a very elegant and highly practical textbook, written by recognized authorities in their respective fields, which will be used by a wide range of medical and surgical specialists who are confronted on a daily basis with neurological manifestations of cancer in their practice." (I. Radovanovic and G. Zadeh, British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 100 (6), 2009) "Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice is the second edition of a multi-authored book ... . The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the management of the neurologic complications of cancer. ... The chapters are also all very well organized. ... this book is appropriate for all members of the neuro-oncology team, it will be most useful for the neurologist and medical oncologist caring for patients with systemic cancer. The tables are excellent. The neuroimaging is well chosen ... ." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 30, February, 2009)show more